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Judge G. Tony Atwal


Appointed May 16, 2016, by Governor Mark Dayton. Current term expires Jan. 2019.


  • Juris Doctor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, 1996

Past Employment:

  • Appellate Advocacy Adjunct Professor of Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2009-Present
  • Attorney, Johnson Becker, PLLC, 2015-2016
  • Attorney, Nichols Kaster, PLLP, 2013-2015
  • Assistant Appellate Public Defender, Office of the Minnesota Appellate Public Defender, 2004-2012

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association
Ramsey County Bar Association
American Association for Justice

Professional and Community Activities:

Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society Board Member

Additional Information:

  • Minnesota Courtroom Evidence Deskbook
  • Co-author, "Appellate Review of Circumstantial Evidence: Criminal and Civil"